Posted in Blueberry, Catwa, Events, Exploration, Fashion, Foxcity, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, Vanity Event

A Thousand Years

As much as I try, I cannot beat the power that music and lyrics deliver. So, here I stand again…letting someone else’s words speak for me….letting someone else’s melody deliver the message in my heart…even if no one is listening.

Christina Perri ~ A Thousand Years

Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave?
How can I love when I’m afraid to fall
But watching you stand alone?
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow
One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
What’s standing in front of me
Every breath
Every hour has come to this
One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more
One step closer
One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

blueberry & vanity

wearing:
hair:  Tableau Vivant // Falling hair Gacha – Shortfall  (*new* @ Arcade)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
eyes: LOTUS. Balance Eyes 17 (Catwa) RARE (*new* @ Vanity Event)
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [PUMEC] – Alexa – / May \ – SKIN (*new* @ Vanity Event)
YKON – Patches Tattoo (*new* @ Vanity Event)

Rebel Gal – Diamond Sexy Choker  (*new* @ Vanity Event)
MICHAN – Lala Necklace (*new* @ Vanity Event)
Ascendant – Plastic Bento Nails (*new* @ Vanity Event)

Blueberry – Felicity – Top *NEW*
Blueberry – Felicity – Shorts *NEW*

pose: FOXCITY. Surface Set
location: Achill Island

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

Gacha, Gatcha, Gotcha!

I have no idea who originated the quote or if I even have it right…or even close, but I’ve said it for years never believing for one second that I was being original, “Opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but everyone doesn’t want to hear yours.”
gotcha

I’ve been on the grid for almost ten years now and I’ve witnessed a great deal of change. Not just from base prims to flexi to sculpts to mesh, but photography and marketing, too. I’m not claiming to be an expert on all things Second Life. I’m far too easily distracted by occurrences in my own small world. However, I have had the pleasure of once upon a time owning a store, a club, and various jobs along the way. From customer service to management, I’ve tried my hand at quite a few things. This isn’t even my first attempt at blogging. One of the biggest changes I’ve seen is the approach to marketing.
Hunts don’t seem to be as big of a deal as they once were, as a lot of designers just didn’t put as much effort into the hunt prizes and fewer people wanted to participate for that reason.
I remember when Gachas first showed up and I thought they were such a cute novel idea. They quickly became an addiction and even a way of life for some. It took me a while, but I think I’ve finally gotten my personal relationship with these vexing little machines under control. The irony is in the name…although I’m not even sure what is the correct spelling anymore.
A few years ago, I took a year long break from the grid and upon my return Events were all the rage. I’m not sure when they started exactly or which ones were even first, but they’ve certainly become the most common method of shopping now. More focus is placed on events these days than actual brands and some designers don’t even seem to have an actual store, but can be found in all the big events.
Now the newest trend seems to be the monthly boxes containing exclusive content. You pay L$XXXX each month and receive a box of merchandise that will surpass the value, containing exclusive items.
Another trend, that I first noticed happening with Gacha projects, is the colloboration efforts between designers.

Now, these are all amazing and fantastic ideas and I love all watching the innovation. I love all the excitement over new and shiny things being delivered in new and shiny ways! I know a lot of people out there aren’t happy about the monthly boxes. There are people out there that are even anti-gacha…I know, can you imagine? Well, here’s the good news!  No one is forcing anyone to participate in ANY of these events. Period.  No one forces anyone to participate in  Second Life and no one is forcing anyone to shop. So, unless a designer is being unethical, I just don’t believe we should be lashing out at them on social media, which seems to be a trend of its own these days. Plus, it kinda just makes you look childish, mean, and bitter…so put on your big boy/girl panties and try to be enough of an adult to warrant having a social media page in the first place, will ya?
gatcha

I will continue to enjoy my Luxe Box, my gachas, and anything else on the grid that I see fit…judge me if you want, but you have to admit…I look FABULOUS! ♥

wearing:
hair: Tableau Vivant \\ My Day @ Gym (*new* @ The Arcade)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
**RE** Simone Heart Collar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
#2 MC.Night Essentials.Top 2pack.Black (*new* @ The Arcade)
#3 Mc.Night Essentials.Shorts.Black (*new* @ The Arcade)

scene:
STATEMENT [pixel perfect – wall art]
DRD gg rug round 60sflowers (DRD VIP-September Group Gift)
Soy. Shitamachi Alley Garden – Shabby Stands  (*new* @ The Arcade)
16 Fancy Decor: Decorative Orb (*new* @ The Arcade)
little bones. Plasma Ball (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Slumbervision – Horror – RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Slumbervision Videos –  Horror RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Slumbervision VHS – Horror – RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Beth the Bride (*new* @ The Arcade)
:CurelessAmore: /Surrealisme/ Reservoir Balloon (*new* @ The Arcade)
R(S)W & YKFK Ladybug Top (*new* @ The Arcade)
MadPea Little Shop of Nightmares – Flesh Eater Junior (*new* @ The Arcade)
MadPea Little Shop of Nightmares – Flesh Eater Junior(the box was cool, so I used it, too)
-tres blah- Golden Cage – Coffee Run (*new* @ The Arcade)
Fancy Decor: Inlaid Box (Group Gift)
Sway’s [Peacock] Table Lamp . cobalt (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Sleeping Bag – Prints (*new* @ The Arcade)
* SORGO – Pain Killers (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Chipsters – Chippers – Salt & Vinegar (rez) (*new* @ The Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Hair Accessories (Pastel) (*new* @ The Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Spilled Black Coffee (*new* @ The Arcade)
JIAN Lively Labs :: Family Bed (*new* @ The Arcade)
Kalopsia – Cecilia’s Cage Pics (White) (FLF-Sept 16)

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life

Sweet Dreams

“How do people go to sleep? I’m afraid I’ve lost the knack.”
Dorothy Parker

Far too many of us in Second Life are familiar with sleepless nights. Whether its insomnia, anxiety, love, drama, or simply the fact that you have the next day off and are excited about sleeping late and BOOM your body decides today it shall rise early and wide awake far too early for even your normal alarm to go off. That’s what happened to my dear friend, Grace. She didn’t need to get up early. She certainly wasn’t planning on it. In fact, she was quite giddy about being able to sleep in the next day. Less than three hours later, I see her poking, liking, and commenting on Facebook. I knew immediately sleep had escaped her.

sweet dreamsNaturally, I logged back in to see if she was around and wouldn’t you know? For about the 50th time, we were wearing the same outfit. Different colors, but the same outfit. Immediately a pillow fight came to mind. Both of us should have been in bed dreaming, but here we were laughing about sharing a non sleeping brain. Soooo, why not hop on the bed and have a pillow fight. Perhaps someone will enjoy the images and have some sweet dreams because of it. If not, well, we had a good laugh and what a fantastic way to show off this super sexy outfits. I mean, c’mon…look at her ASS! *fans herself*

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Seriously, these shorts will make even the flattest of asses look good, not that she and I would know, but LOOK IT! *smacks dat ass* The way I see it, if sleep eludes you, go have some fun, get up and do something. Laying there whimpering and begging for sleep that isn’t going to happen? BORING! LOL…I wouldn’t wish a sleepless night on most people, so here’s hoping you all enjoy the sweetest of dreams the next time you go. ❤

Grace is wearing:
Blues – Aislinn Hair (*new* @ Dreamful)
CATWA HEAD Alice
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
**RE** Zaria Bracelets
_CandyDoll_ Dana Shirt (*new* @ FaMESHed)
_CandyDoll_ Dana Shorts (*new* @ FaMESHed)

Sady is wearing:
=DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Elora”
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
_CandyDoll_Dana Shirt (*new* @ FaMESHed)
_CandyDoll_ Dana Shorts (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: .click. Pillow Fight! 3
bed: BAZAR Stockholm-Bed

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life

Ready

You tell me that you’re ready but you just don’t know
My eyes are getting heavy and it’s starting to show
Never seen it coming, never seen a thing
Maybe I’ll get through what’s ever coming to me
~Kodaline’s “Ready

Sometimes we just have to walk up the line we thought we’d never cross and just step forward. Whether that line is the edge of something new or walking away from something that’s holding us back. Scariest of all, is that the line might just be one of the biggest gambles of our life. We have to follow our hearts and let ourselves step up to that edge.

I’m staring at such an edge right now and wondering whether or not I’m truly ready. Is it worth the gamble? Is it really a gamble at all? I’m risking the unknown if I cross that line. I’m asking myself over and over am I ready for the absolute worst consequences. What’s coming my way if I go…right over that line? I can’t know unless I’m willing to cross it.

ready

One thing I know for sure? I’m ready for a change. I’ve let other people determine too many limits in my life and I just can’t keep letting that continue. Its time for me to take charge of my life and do what I believe is right for me…even if that means it might hurt someone I love. *sighs*

ready (back view)
=DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Barbie” (*new* @Crossroads)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
MG – Necklace – Alysia Choker Strand Pearls – Back
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: Roses Skull Back [CAROL G]
*MUKA* Arm Strap
**RE** Zaria Bracelets
Moon Elixir – Crystal Heart – RARE 1 – Maitreya – Bra (*new* @Crystal Heart)
Moon Elixir – Crystal Heart – 14 – Maitreya – Onyx Skirt (*new* @Crystal Heart)
Moon Elixir – Crystal Heart – 18 – Maitreya – Onyx Panties (*new* @Crystal Heart)
*MUKA* Leg Strap
#EMPIRE – Cosmos (*new* @Crystal Heart)

poses: an lar [poses] The Still Series (*new* @Crossroads)
chair[ zerkalo ] Handcuff Chair – Leather